Antique Chinese Carved Jade Cylinder Bead With T Scroll Design. Pale Yellow/Olive Colors. Approximately 1 7/8" Long x 7/8" Diameter. Finely Carved With Sharp Detail And A Soft Polish And Patina. Probably Shang Dynasty.
For Similar Examples:
Smithsonian Institute: Freer/Sackler Collection: Item #S1987.935.5 - Cylindrical Bead With Scrolls. Dated As Probably Shang Dynasty ca 1200-1100 BCE. View Last Images Herein.
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Sotheby's Hong Kong June 1-2, 2017 Lot #344:
A BROWN JADE TUBULAR BEAD
PROBABLY WARRING STATES PERIOD
of cylindrical form, carved around the exterior with formalised kuilong motifs, the stone of a deep brown colour with some dark veining
10.4 cm, 2 7/8 in.
Acquired in Hong Kong in 1972.
This white jade tube, suffused with brownish red colouring has a hole drilled from both ends and connected in the centre, opening big at one end and small at the other. It has a lustrous quality and is quite polished and glossy. Decorated with four sections of designs, each section has four squares, and inside each square is carved in low relief interlocking kui-dragon designs, all of which have eyes engraved. A similar jade tube from Tomb 3 in Zhongshan state, Pingshan, Hebei Province, is illustrated in Gu Fang, Zhongguo chutu yuqi quanji [The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China], vol. 1, Beijing, 2005, p. 169. Compare also similar tubes from Tomb 7 at the burial site at Luhe, Lucheng, Shanxi Province, illustrated in Gu Fang, Zhongguo chutu yuqi quanji [The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China], vol. 3, Beijing, 2005, p. 217
Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
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